Mr. Hartman has corporate development experience across a wide range of traditional and digital media operations. Mr. Hartman is Managing Director and co-founder of Matilda Media, a global digital media investment house. Matilda Media acquired Citizenside from Agence France Presse as the basis of Newzulu's crowd sourced news operations and established Rightstrade, the online marketplace for entertainment licensing.
Alex received the Young Australian of the Year Award for Career Achievement in 2001 and was awarded the Pearcey Medal by the Australian Computer Society for outstanding services to computing. The Australian Government has appointed Alex as a director of the Industry Research & Development Board, as chairman of the Youth IT Skills Hub, and as a founding director of Headspace, the National Youth Mental Health Foundation.